The Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP) has recently announced an ongoing project to make the Library of Virginia’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) newspapers accessible to the public on Virginia Chronicle. The newspapers were published by the CCC from 1934 to 1941, and provide a view of camp life during the Depression. Continue reading
The Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has announced the third year of its competitive grant program for digitizing collections of materials that have a high scholarly research value in libraries and other cultural memory institutions.
Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will consider grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 for individual projects and up to $500,000 for collaborative, multi-institution projects. Continue reading
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a May 2017 deadline for its Common Heritage program, which offers grants to preserve and understand our American cultural heritage through events to digitize local historical materials while also providing public programming to interpret community experiences, histories, and identities. Continue reading